Close The Loop is a upcycling-recycling workshop hosted by ECA accredited brand and manufacturer The Social Studio. During this interactive workshop, participants will have the opportunity to get crafty and crochet with rag yarns sourced from The Social Studio’s cutting room floor.
2:00-3:30pm on Saturday 4rd March | The Social Studio, Collingwood Yards, Collingwood
ECA accredited Wurundjeri/Melbourne streetwear brand Clothing The Gaps is holding a Tee Party on the first weekend of the festival. This event will feature live performances showcasing the new collection, plus music, food, and drinks. They are also upcycling old T-Shirts, giving them a new life.
4pm on Saturday 4th March | Collingwood Yards, Collingwood
Courtney Holm, founder of ECA accredited brand A.BCH, will feature as part of this discussion which will look at ethics within fashion, sustainability and innovation practices. The panellists will also discuss the current challenges and potential solutions of sustainable fashion with a particular focus on fibres and materials.
4:30pm on Tuesday 7th March | Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson St, Carlton
The Envision Runway showcases a considered approach to dressing. This runway will focus on designs crafted from naturally sourced materials and a minimal environmental footprint. This event features ECA accredited brand Arnsdorf.
7:00pm & 8:30pm on Tuesday 7th March | Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson St, Carlton
ECA accredited brand NMBQ and their manufacturing arm New Model Beauty Queen are opening their brand new manufacturing facility in Thomastown for one day only. This event will include demonstrations of their printing facilities and garment manufacturing operation, perfect for new brands and members of the public with an interest in garment manufacturing. From 6pm, there will be showcase of new collection from their in-house brand, NMBQ.
11am-5pm (open house) & 5pm-7pm (brand showcase) on Thursday 9th March | New Model Beauty Queen Services, Thomastown